The University Career Center assists students and recent alumni to identify and achieve their career goals. Career Center staff work with students to help them explore career options, decide on career directions and develop sound strategies for realizing their career goals.
The Career Center offers a career library of more than 600 books and publications. Students have access to employer literature, recruiting brochures and graduate and professional school publications.
Career counseling sessions are offered by appointment using assessment tools such as the Strong Interest Inventory, the Self-Directed Search and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Students may receive assistance with resume development, job search skills and interviewing techniques.
The Career Center maintains job postings of full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions for students who are eligible. These postings may be accessed 24 hours a day through an account with the Career Center. Both on- and off-campus work-study positions for eligible students can be viewed online at www.students.vcu.edu/careers.
The Career Center also offers a comprehensive Cooperative Education Program that blends traditional academics with paid work assignments in industry, business, government and nonprofit organizations. For additional information, including eligibility, go to www.students.vcu.edu/careers and the "Co-op" link.
Graduating students use the Career Center to interview with business, industry, government and education representatives who visit the campus to recruit prospective graduates for permanent positions in their respective organizations. Students are encouraged to sign up as participants in the Career Center’s Web-based resume referral system called RamsRecruiting in order to be referred to employers and have access to job listings.
The University Career Center is located in the Student Commons, Room 143, 907 Floyd Ave., P.O. Box 8432007, Richmond, VA 23284-2007; telephone: (804) 828-1645.